By popular demand, or more accurately, after a few comments in the previous post, here is the worldly experience of the actual Cabinet before being politicians (update: by that I mean before they got into politics properly, unless, as in some cases, thy've done nothing else).Note: I have not included the gaps for people like Francis Maude who left Parliament and then came back.
Nick Clegg - Foreign Correspondent, lobbyist
William Hague - Management consultant McKinsey & Company
George Osborne - CCHQ Wonk/SpAd
Danny Alexander - Press officer (politics) and then Head of Communications for the Cairngorms National Park.
Ken Clarke - Barrister QC
Theresa May - Bank of England, financial consultant
Liam Fox - GP, Civilian Army Medical Officer and Divisional Surgeon with St John Ambulance
Vince Cable - Economics lecturer, Chief Economist, Royal Dutch Shell
Iain Duncan-Smith - British Army Officer, Scots Guard
Chris Huhne - Economic journalist, City entrepreneur, MD of Fitch IBCA
Andrew Lansley - Civil Servant
Michael Gove - Journalist
Eric Pickles - Apparently a career politico.
Philip Hammond - Director of Speywood Medical Limited, Castlemead Ltd, Castelmead Home. Consulltant World Bank.
Caroline Spelman - National Union Farmers, lobbyist
Andrew Mitchell - UN Peacekeeper, British Army Royal Tank Regiment, Investment Bank Lazard, Senior Strategy Advisor for Accenture
Jeremy Hunt - English language teacher in Japan, IT PR company, Profile PR
Owen Paterson - Sales Director and Managing Director of British Leather Company, Director of Parsons and Sons (leather company)
Michael Moore - Accountant
Cheryl Gillan - Marketing consultant, Ernst & Young, marketing director with Kidsons Impey
Baroness Warsi - Lawyer
Lord Strathclyde - Hereditary Peer
George Young - Economic adviser to Post Office Corporation
Francis Maude - Criminal lawyer
Dominic Grieve QC - Barrister
Patrick McLoughlin - farmer, coal minerQuite a difference there I'd say. It would be difficult to call them "a bunch of weirdos who’ve never had a proper job in their lives" anyway - well maybe not the weirdo bit!